Today’s Lady News: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In-Vitro Fertilization

  • Emily Herx, 31, of Indiana, claims she was fired from teaching at a Catholic school because she and her husband used in-vitro fertilization to get pregnant. IVF is apparently not acceptable according to Catholic teaching. [Huffington Post]
  • Sandra Fluke, who testified before a Congressional committee about the need for religiously-affiliated employers to cover birth control in their health plans, is engaged. In an epic classy move, a Fox News host asked about the engagement, “To a man?” [Talking Points Memo]
  • A company is Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking to purchase an abortion clinic that is scheduled to be closed next month. []
  • Terribly sad story out of Harlem: a 13-year-old girl and her mother were both murdered in a domestic violence incident earlier this week. The mother had reportedly asked the killer, her son, to move out because he was not contributing to household expenses. [Gothamist]
  • A ruling in the civil suit against Dominique Strauss Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, who is accused of sexually assaulting a NYC hotel maid last spring, is expected next week.  Criminal charges against DSK were dropped last summer after it was determined his victim had credibility issues. [New York Daily News]
  • Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has written a new book, Prague Winter, about her 25 relatives who were killed in the Czech concentration camp, Terezin, during World War II. [Washington Post]
  • Fans of the reality TV show “Basketball Wives” have signed a 1,100-signature strong petition against VH1 giving Evelyn Lozado, the fiancee of football player Chad Ochocinco, beacuse of her bullying and violent behavior. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Debbie Rademacher, a women’s soccer pioneer and the only Jewish member of the U.S. women’s national team that won the Women’s World Cup in 1991, will be honored by the Jewish Hall of Fame. [New York Times]
  • Meet DJ Kuttin Kandi, a Filipina turntablist who is working on a compilation album called The Womyn In Hip-Hop Movement and writing a book about Filipinas in hip hop. She is currently battling heart disease and writing about her experiences with racism and fatphobia during her treatment. [ColorLines
  • Virginia Spencer Carr, a biographer of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter scribe Carson McCullers, died earlier this month at 82. [New York Times]
  • An Indian woman who was “married” at one year of age to a three-year-old boy in a child wedding has gotten her marriage annulled in a landmark case. Child marriage has been illegal in India for decades, but is still prevalent. [MSNBC]
  • Prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, are not enjoying having the spotlight on them following the Secret Service prostitution scandal. [New York Times]
  • Anti-abortion groups in the UK are planning vigils in 50 towns and cities to mark the anniversary of the country’s 1967 Abortion Act, which legalized abortion in England, Scotland and Wales. [Guardian UK]
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